Behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 5342 posts, RR: 47
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5211 times:
Quoting Bobnwa (Reply 5): Well NW is larger than US in Europe and back in the late 80's early 90's was the largest US carrier to Ireland. So if one waits, things change.
The reason why US Airways flies to DUB and NW doesnt is because of their respective market segments.
There is a huge Irish diaspora population on the U.S. East Coast (NYC-PHL-DC area) which is the main target market for US Airways's Ireland bound flights where as in DTW/Midwest USA there isnt that much.
PanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2766 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4923 times:
Quoting United1 (Reply 2): I didn't realise that IAD-AMS was being downgaged.
I thought it was a seasonal downgrade, and I like to think I stay on top of things. So much for that!
Shocking to see that they couldn't find a better use for a 777 though - unless, of course, it's a standard 772 (where they're pretty much relegated to Europe). Will the 777 remain on ORD-AMS indefinitely, or is it summer-only?
I don't know the numbers but I'm pretty sure Chicago has a good sized Irish base, don't they? Detroit, I'm not so sure but add up all of your midwestern cities and you've probably got a lot of traffic.
Is BRU-IAD still 777 or has it been downgraded to 767 to give AMS its 777?
As far as I know the BRU- IAD T7 was taken from the AMS- IAD service. Brussels has a better yield than Amsterdam. Therefor I was surprised they upgrated AMS- ORD, because not so long ago AMS- ORD was flown only seasonal(763).
I really hope the T7 will be back on AMS- IAD. There's nothing special going on in AMS recently.
Paneuropean From Netherlands, joined Sep 2006, 910 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4079 times:
Thanks HUYfan. Question remains, why they increased cap. to ORD and decreased it to IAD. IAD is an overall more important gateway to Europe compared to O'Hare. Although I love the United Terminal in Chicago ?